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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

thanks giveaway blog hop


today i'm partnering with crystal at fertile gems and four other TTC sisters to bring you a blog hop giveaway. crystal started creating fertility jewelry as an outlet after she was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. she created her first piece of jewelry shortly after her miscarriage and the necklace kept her going during a difficult time. her hope is to share her jewelry with more women who are struggling to get pregnant. 

the giveaway
fertile gems is giving away the fertility bracelet, rebirth in sterling silver to one lucky Dreaming of Dimples follower. i chose this piece specifically for one of my readers. to enter this giveaway, follow this blog via Blogger or Facebook (both links in side bar) and leave a comment below sharing a little bit about your story by november 27th.

Double Strand Gemstone Fertility Bracelet with Lotus Charm
handmade using amethyst, moonstone, and rose quartz
value $42.99 
my hope is that this bracelet will bring you hope and baby dust on your journey. 

how does the blog hop work?
you can also visit each of the links below to see which fertile gems piece of jewelry they're giving away. one winner will be selected from EACH blog to receive a different fertile gems piece. each blog will announce its own winner on november 28th so be sure to check back on each blog to see if you’ve won.

good luck!

***updated 11.28.14
thank you for those of you who commented and entered this giveaway. the winner is comment #7 Holly Riggle. Congrats! Email me your address at dreamingofdimples at gmail dot com. 


Monday, November 10, 2014

his parts and pieces



last week, we had our 20 week anatomy scan ultrasound. it was nice getting so much time with baby sunshine and seeing what he does in my uterus all day long.

we saw him relaxing comfortably on top of the umbilical cord.
engaging in acrobatics with his feet above his head.
putting his hand in his mouth. 
arching his back.

it was so precious. especially since A was there with me. he got to see our little boy too. 
we were all smiles afterwards. and so grateful that we decided to take a leap of faith and try donor eggs. we are thankful every day for our donor k and the technology that made this pregnancy possible. our dreams are finally coming true. 

the ultrasound tech took the images and showed the doctor on duty. she came back to tell us that everything looked fine. what a huge blessing! i saw his little feet and legs. hands. heart. i even watched him give his mama a good kick. it was wonderful. now that he's packing on the body fat, he looks like a miniature little man (even though he's small enough to fit in the palm of my hand). 


i'm not sure how it is possible that i feel both that this pregnancy is flying by and that it feels like forever until he will arrive. 


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